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Fergy328

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #330 on: June 26, 2020, 01:41:30 PM »
Im hoping by July 25th cause thats the date i reserved to go haha

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #331 on: June 29, 2020, 07:48:37 AM »
Looks like they are now teasing that it will open soon... Hope it is working well. At least they have this year to work out the kinks so it can be next years new ride, lol. Just like Time Traveler.

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #332 on: June 29, 2020, 08:52:58 AM »
Be on the lookout for soft opening later this week.  No guarantees that they’ll happen every day though
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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #333 on: June 30, 2020, 10:06:54 AM »
The building and pulley are up!

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #334 on: June 30, 2020, 11:52:39 AM »
Nice!

And fixed it for ya lol

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« Reply #335 on: June 30, 2020, 03:58:00 PM »
Thanks. I guess that it doesn’t know what to do with photos uploaded from phones.

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #336 on: June 30, 2020, 05:25:11 PM »
Nice! I love that they still added that extra bit of theming. I wonder if any of the trough will get covered like in the concept art as well? Either way, it's a nice looking area and that's a nice focal piece.

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #337 on: June 30, 2020, 10:56:26 PM »
That certainly helps make the elevator look a lot more full and complete, if you get what I mean. I'm not certain that the slide section of the drop will get the wood plank exterior like was shown in the concept art as I couldn't spot any brackets or mounts on it to mount such things. My real question is what they're gonna do with the area surrounding the base of the elevator lift. I took a peak at the area from the barn swing queue and plaza, and it was *very* bare. From what i saw, as you exit the end of the "mine shaft" tunnel section, you pull up onto a smaller lift that loads the rafts onto the elevator. After you exit that mine shaft, all there is to see is giant concrete walls and ride hardware. I'm hoping that they plan to cover that up with something as that would be a huge hole in the overall immersive ride experience. The least they could do is put up some wooden walls to make it fit the overall theme instead of it looking like some sort of infrastructure a city might build to control floods.

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #338 on: July 01, 2020, 07:56:19 AM »
Silver Dollar City just posted a teaser to their socials of a clip of one of the MRF rafts (with people aboard) going down the main drop. Should be opening REALLY soon!

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #339 on: July 01, 2020, 02:36:27 PM »
Construction walls are now down. 
Be on the lookout for soft openings soon
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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #340 on: July 01, 2020, 03:18:12 PM »
Might as well open with a bang.......maybe July 4th!

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #341 on: July 01, 2020, 05:38:18 PM »
SDC has been running commercials on TV here in the Tulsa area, saw 2 of them just this afternoon.  First I have seen this year.  They had clips on MRF with people riding it.  I assume they must be employees dressed as tourists.

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« Reply #342 on: July 01, 2020, 06:16:37 PM »
SDC has been running commercials on TV here in the Tulsa area, saw 2 of them just this afternoon.  First I have seen this year.  They had clips on MRF with people riding it.  I assume they must be employees dressed as tourists.

The riders on MRF were employees. I have a friend who works at the park and some were asked if they’d like to ride and check it out. Also for social media and commercial content.

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #343 on: July 01, 2020, 06:21:58 PM »
Wonder when or if they are gonna bother with a public media event for the opening due to the social distancing restrictions from the virus. Just saw more pics posted on Facebook, including this one:

EDIT: Just saw the first commercial for the ride on TV with the people they filmed riding it. It is definitely opening very soon to the general public.

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Re: SDC's 2020 Project (Thread #2)
« Reply #344 on: July 02, 2020, 09:57:55 AM »
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Wonder when or if they are gonna bother with a public media event for the opening due to the social distancing restrictions from the virus. Just saw more pics posted on Facebook, including this one:


Addressing the media event I believe SDC is in turn-style danger right now.  They have been sending out FB messages  "Make your reservations today, ALL dates available....even this afternoon"  I suspect they are not getting anywhere near 6000 a day. Realistically I dont believe they can afford to delay the opening for a media day.  I am sure they will have some media event but they will open ASAP just to attract the crowds. They have lost a lot of time this year already including the delay of MR because of construction slowdowns.  Open that ride and flood Social Media with enticing adds will probably be the plan.   Just my 2 cents
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